Here’s why a healthy balance of microbes is important for astronauts when they travel to Mars and beyond.
Penggambaran seniman tentang dua astronot di Mars.
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Jika seorang astronot meninggal di Mars, baik kremasi maupun penguburan bukanlah pilihan yang baik.
Expecting parents and those with infants have new options to consider to protect against RSV.
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Nearly 100,000 US children under age 5 are hospitalized each year for an RSV infection.
An artist’s depiction of two astronauts on Mars.
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If an astronaut were to die on Mars, neither cremation nor burial would be good options.
The Wesleyan Chapel in Seneca Falls, N.Y., where on July 19 and 20, 1848, the first women’s rights conventions in the U.S. were held.
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Most of the convention’s core organizers were Quakers. The religious movement’s beliefs about men and women’s equality before God has shaped members’ activism for centuries.
Attendees, or ‘messengers,’ hold up their ballots during the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting in 2022.
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In Southern Baptist history, rules on women and sexuality are often entwined. A scholar writes about the first congregation to be expelled from the SBC over LGBTQ+ issues
Pat Robertson speaks at the Christian Coalition’s annual meeting on Sept. 9, 1995, in Washington, D.C.
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Pat Robertson, founder of the global Christian Broadcasting Network, blended religion into American politics and played an important role in the Republican Party.
An ape that lived 21 million years ago was used to a habitat that was both grassy and wooded.
Contrary to the idea that apes evolved their upright posture to reach for fruit in the forest canopy, the earliest known ape with this stature, Morotopithecus, lived in more open grassy environments.
Only one antiviral medication is approved by the FDA for RSV treatment, and it is administered through a nebulizer.
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While RSV can become severe for any child, it poses a particularly serious threat for the youngest babies and for high-risk children.
Separation of church and state: no longer so separate?
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Distrust of government blended with strains of Christian fundamentalism can produce a violent form of Christian nationalism, a scholar explains.
English Quakers on a Barbados plantation.
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Eighteenth-century Quakers attempted to align their religious beliefs with what they purchased. These Quakers led some of the early campaigns against sugar being produced by enslaved people.
As we face the rise and rise of the Omicron variant, your risk of getting severe Covid may depend on how stressed you are. Now is a great time to look after your mental health.
Menstrual periods can disturb sleep, but sleep troubles can worsen menstrual symptoms.
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Menstruating women who sleep less than six hours a night suffer worse periods. But leading treatments for insomnia rarely look at menstrual health.
Families found themselves in need of food assistance during the pandemic.
While the food insecurity rate held steady in 2020, the racial hunger gap increased.
Starting in October 2021, SNAP benefits will be 25% higher than before the pandemic due to a lasting policy change.
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An economist explains what it would cost to give SNAP benefits to all Americans in households earning up to about $100,000 per year – and why it would be worth it.
Play is especially important during the summer months, when kids tend to be less active.
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Public and community health experts highlight four ways that communities can collaborate to encourage physical activity and fun.
Evangelist Billy Graham came to have an enormous influence on American politics and culture.
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A PBS documentary has reinitiated conversations about the influence of Billy Graham. Here are three articles that describe the impact and the enduring legacy of the famed preacher.
A community drive-thru distribution centre in Vallejo, California in June 2020.
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This is a transcript of episode 16 of The Conversation Weekly podcast The racial hunger gap in American cities and what do about it. In this episode, we look at some of the reasons behind racial disparities…
Cuba’s Finaly Institute, which is developing three ‘Soberana’ vaccine candidates for COVID-19.
A transcript of episode 14 of The Conversation Weekly podcast, including how people make their life’s biggest decisions.
Cuba’s Soberana 02 coronavirus vaccine is one of two in phase 3 clinical trials.
Plus, a psychologist on how we look back at our big decisions in life. Listen to episode 14 of The Conversation Weekly podcast.